Ward working

We have 12 ward officers across the region who are there to support local communities, councillors and partners within a Council ward. 

How a ward officer can help you

A ward officer can help you or your community with:

  • community engagement - including running Ward Events and community meetings, supporting consultations and involvement
  • community development and empowerment - including assisting communities to prioritise what's important to them, making informed choices about community assets and volunteering with the council in their locality
  • community planning - coordinating and working with local partners and supporting Locality Hubs

Your ward officers

You can  use our find my nearest tool to find out which ward you live in and contact the relevant ward worker - enter your address or postcode then find your ward under 'Council and democracy'.

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact us by using Contact Scotland BSL

List of ward workers
Electoral wardWard officerContact details
Ward 1
Stranraer and the Rhins
Gillian Collins

Email gillian.collins@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07765 335 471

Ward 2
Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Melinda Dolan

Email melinda.dolan@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07712 666 903

Ward 3
Dee and Glenkens
Ingrid Gemmell
Email ingrid.gemmell@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07554 413 395
Ward 4
Castle Douglas and Crocketford
Sean O'Toole
Email sean.otoole@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07899 068719
Ward 5
Kimberley PhillipsEmail kimberley.phillips@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07464 493771
Ward 6
North West Dumfries
Darren Burns
Email darren.burns@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07702 918644
Ward 7
Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Fiona Daubney
Email fiona.daubney@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07500 839 619 
Ward 8
Derek HextallEmail derek.hextall@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 01387 260026 or 07834 567869
Ward 9
Chris Woodness

Email chris.woodness@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07785 650 099

Ward 10
Annandale South
Jaime NicholsonEmail jaime.nicholson@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 01461 207012 (extension 67329) or 07920 528129
Ward 11
Annandale North
Steven WylieEmail steven.wylie@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07824 528410
Ward 12
Annandale East and Eskdale
Stuart Hamilton
Email stuart.hamilton2@dumgal.gov.uk
Call 07881 008230


Page last updated: 06/03/2024
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